Cisco NGIPS Pros and Cons

Cisco NGIPS Pros

Kayode Adeagbo
Manager IT Security at UnitedHealth Group
Ir's signature-based. We are also using the anomaly baseline formation, where it links the network, then anything that goes away from the norm is also flagged. Those are the two most valuable features.
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reviewer1261278
Associate Consultant at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
The solution gives us a lot of visibility into our security.
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reviewer1083318
Network Infrastructure Program Manager at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
Cisco is number one in the technical support. It's good technical support and this is actually a problem when we do the recruitment for some other products. Other products you are on hold forever and the support might be not the best compared to Cisco.
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Ivan Radev
Network Security Consultant at Societe Generale Global Solution Centre
The main advantages to Cisco are the scale, the integration, the training, and the possibility of finding somebody to work with.
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reviewer1133913
Senior Network Security Engineer at a health, wellness and fitness company with 10,001+ employees
I think their fingerprints are good in terms of how they whitelist and blacklist.
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TariqueAshraf
Chief Technology Officer at a tech services company
The most valuable feature of this solution is its modularity, so whenever you need to upgrade or add another service, you don't need to buy another box.
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AymenBoumaiza
Senior Consultant at Wevioo
The solution is stable. This is one of the good things in Firepower. Especially if we use ESE with it.
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ITEnginec8d2
IT Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The initial setup wasn't complex or complicated.
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Sachin Chaudhari
DGM IT Infra & Facility at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The features that I find most valuable are the DDoS protection, IPS/IDS, and Firepower for web application filtering.
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Systenginr567
System Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Technical support is quite good. With firewalls, the last cases I had with Cisco were professionally handled quite quickly and it was great.
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Cisco NGIPS Cons

Kayode Adeagbo
Manager IT Security at UnitedHealth Group
It has room for improvement when it comes to integrating machine learning and AI into it where even if you don't have a baseline that is of length for anomaly detection, it could do more like an AI style machine learning. It learns on its own.
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reviewer1261278
Associate Consultant at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
The solution requires better management. When it comes to central management capabilities, improvements can be made.
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reviewer1083318
Network Infrastructure Program Manager at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
The file trajectory, the trace in contamination files, could be improved.
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Learn what your peers think about Cisco NGIPS. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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Ivan Radev
Network Security Consultant at Societe Generale Global Solution Centre
I think that some initiation scripts might be helpful because they would make the configuration easier and more user-friendly for customers.
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reviewer1133913
Senior Network Security Engineer at a health, wellness and fitness company with 10,001+ employees
The only thing I think they may need to improve on a little bit is identifying software more correctly when you do network discovery.
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TariqueAshraf
Chief Technology Officer at a tech services company
If there was a software-based solution for scaling up then it would be much better.
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AymenBoumaiza
Senior Consultant at Wevioo
There are some features not found in Firepower, like data loss prevention, and SSO, to have a connection between Cisco and Active Directory which was introduced on other products.
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ITEnginec8d2
IT Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
More flexibility with the dashboards is needed because some of them are not fully developed.
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Sachin Chaudhari
DGM IT Infra & Facility at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Better integration with other products, such as a SIEM tool, would provide better peer visibility about your security posture.
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Systenginr567
System Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Overall, it lacks user-friendliness. It could be easier to manage. I can train any customer using FortiGate or Palo Alto in a few days, but with Cisco, it takes much more time because the systems aren't easy to use.
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Learn what your peers think about Cisco NGIPS. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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